davies, devas noun day 19-20. Compare been davies etymology: possibly a development of Romany divvus and Hindi divas with the same meaning; form davies attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TIDTA; collected by EMcC/PS; also collected by Simson (1865) and attested by two of his informants; collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; form devas collected by Rev John Baird from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies note:

Grellmann (1787) notes the form diwes from Continental gipsies. Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the forms Dívvus, divéz n., ‘day’ from English Gypsies.

Form davies attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) with the same meaning.